Adium for Mac

Adium for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 82 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.10
  • Total Downloads:
    238,353
  • Date Added:
    January 12, 2010
  • File Size:
    23.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    136
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

Editors' Review

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One of the most popular and customizable third-party clients in the multiservice chat category for Mac continues to impress. It supports multiple services, including AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Facebook, Windows Live, and Google Chat. Part of what made the original Adium so attractive was the multitude of IM service options, and that still forms the core appeal of this client. The interface is smooth and lean, fitting in well with the Mac OS. The client supports tabbed browsing, encrypted messaging, and you can transfer files to your buddies, though it can be hit or miss depending on what service you're using.

Recent updates have improved cross-service support (both in terms of security and performance), and the app continues to offer extensive options for customization, with a wide range of sounds, themes, colors, and other tweaks--including support for Growl, if you want to keep up with chats when you're not in Adium. Under the hood, the program shares the same open-source core as multiplatform client Pidgin.

Overall, despite some file-sharing quirks, Adium X is a must-download for those looking to connect with multiple services. If you've been looking for a chat client that plays nice with other chat services, Adium is an excellent choice on the Mac.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"smooth, this is important for me."

October 19, 2010  |  By Psy--2008

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.10

Pros

smooth, practical, esthetical, functional etc.

Cons

nothing for me

Summary

I like this apps smooth, practical, esthetical, functional etc. properties, may be some people wants cam support. This is may be only fault.
Thanks creators of this app.

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3 stars

"a big improvement over earlier versions."

August 30, 2010  |  By agymah

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.10

Pros

the interface is small and unobtrusive and offers options for customizing colours, etc.

Cons

i wished it gave me the ability to buzz my contacts, especially my google talk contacts because unless you're actually in google talk you have no way of knowing if a contact is trying to reach you.

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5 stars

"Great all in one messenger!"

August 28, 2010  |  By phat_phil

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.10

Pros

Very easy to use. Great integration with growl.

Cons

No skype interface.

Summary

Way better than trillian! Best all in one messenger for Mac OSX!

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4 stars

"All in one IM"

June 06, 2010  |  By coffee_addict

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.10

Pros

it able me to logged in to different network

Cons

im not sure if its connection related but my facebook accounts gets too often disconnected.

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4 stars

"Great Chat Aggregate"

April 27, 2010  |  By SGill13

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.10

Pros

Integrated all my chat clients with minimal effort
Works very well and extremely reliable
Lots of tweaks to customize the experience how the user wants it

Cons

No Skype integration
Not able to "pin" ontop of all open windows

Summary

A great download if you use many different chat clients, such as, Facebook Chat, MSN and iChat. Definitely worth downloading and trying it out

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5 stars

"One of the best Multi messenger programs I've used."

March 20, 2010  |  By benhicks85

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.10

Pros

Looks just like Ichat with the same capabilities

Cons

None yet. But hopefully it won't crash or not let me connect to Facebook like some of the others

Summary

Cool Program with compatibility. Definitely worth downloading.

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4 stars

"Great multi-protocol IM client for Mac"

February 20, 2010  |  By fridayxiii

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.10

Pros

* Handles most - if not all - IM protocols.
* Easy to configure.
* Facebook chat integration is fantastic
* Works well w/Growl notifications

Cons

* no cons that I can think of

Summary

I've had my MacBook just about a month, and Adium was one of the app's that was highly recommended to me, and among the first to be installed. It handles the different IM services or protocols well, including Facebook chat (very cool feature). I can't think of a weakness that Adium has, and would highly recommend it to other Mac users.

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5 stars

"Best Chat Client EVAR!"

January 29, 2010  |  By jontron2000

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.10

Pros

Customizable interface.
Runs almost every chat server out there.
Open source rules!

Cons

None at all!

Summary

I have been using Adium for about a year now and it is STILL my favorite chat client. If you want the best, use Adium!

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4 stars

"One of the best IM for mac"

January 21, 2010  |  By jrmodi

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.10

Pros

Stable and can connect many services together....

Cons

Video chat is not available.. if it is there then the the best im...

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5 stars

"Absolutely brilliant!"

January 18, 2010  |  By kashim26

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.10

Pros

I used to use Microsoft's MSN for Mac before but I decided to try out Adium after MSN started signing me out automatically.
One thing I really like is the amount of customisation available which you just don't with Microsoft's MSN Messenger.

Cons

No problems.

Summary

Now that I've used Adium, I don't know why people bother with Microsoft's MSN Messenger. Adium does what MSN does and more - especially connecting to many chat clients at the same time, and did I mention its customisation :)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3.10
  • Version 1.3.10
  • Disabled the Facebook CAPTCHA, updated the Facebook plugin.
  • Updated libjson-glib, fixing some 64-bit issues.
General
Publisher Adam Iser
Publisher web site http://www.adiumx.com
Release Date January 12, 2010
Date Added January 12, 2010
Version 1.3.10
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 23.46MB
File Name Adium_1.5.10.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 238,353
Downloads Last Week 136
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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